Saturday, November 28, 2009

doctor visits are getting a little tiring

Jacob was back at the doctor's yesterday. For what I think is a sinus infection that has been lingering. He had it a month ago when he was being treated for strep throat. The penicillin he was given then didn't help, and he progressively got worse. He is now on Augmentin and a nasal spray, which hopefully will finally clear it. I have noticed when he has been sick with somthing it seems to linger. I don't know if it is from the JRA meds or not. The Humira does say that it cause respiratory and sinus problems. So who knows. Jacob's rhematologist had told me a month ago that whenever he is on antibiotics he is to hold the JRA meds. Just a month ago we held them for almost two weeks for strep throat. Now he is on Augmentin for 10 days. Off his meds again. I am very nervous that he has been off the meds so much lately. It is a scary thought that this can start a flare. Especially his eyes!
I sent his rheumatologist an email to be sure he should remain off the JRA meds for the next two weeks. Hopefully I will hear from her soon. I posted a few pics of the boys at the doctors. Always a fun time with 3 boys in the same small 6x6 room.